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North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City April 14th 2013

18 years ago on April 19, 1995 Timothy McVeigh and his cohort decided to destroy the innocence of America. Even moreso, the innocence of Oklahoma City. Since I had known that I was coming to Oklahoma-one of the top visits were going to be the OKC Memorial. Before 9-11, April 19th happened. While I was in Minnesota, awaiting my first nephew (who came 3 days later on April 22) a bomb exploded on a rental truck infront of the Murrah Federal Building. I often ask myself why anyone would do this? Or 9-11? Or the Holocaust? Or anything that harms other people. I just can never and will never be able to wrap my head around it...NEVER. On the grounds are is the memorial of the victims, survivors, and rescuers. Included are the Surviving Tree, the ... read more
Started off like everyother day.
The floors of the building and where companies were located in the building.
That morning court proceeding

North America » United States » Oklahoma April 4th 2013

I left Connecticut at about 3:30am on Thursday April 4th. I traveled for about 8 hours down to Lake Anna, Virginia and stayed at my friend's place. It was a house full. She normally lives alone with her two pugs. However, her daughter and son in law put their house on the market because they were building a house. They certainly did not think that it would sell quickly but it did in 1.5 days!!!! So needless to say, they are staying with my friend. I originally was not going to stay there, I suggested I get a hotel room because I did not want to make anyone funky, etc. It was my friend, her daughter, her son in law, her grandchild and their two dogs, along with my friend's two pugs. Here I am and ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City March 31st 2013

I'm guessing most people will read this when the wake up Sunday Morning….good morning and HAPPY EASTER! We are driving into the wee-hours of the morning here in Oklahoma. Headed for New Mexico and plan to spend the better portion of a week there. A re-cap of the last few days since we have been “off the grid” and in the Louisiana Bayou. 3.28.13. Kisatchie National Forest- No showers, no running water, and free entrance! Most people had to carry their belongings into their camp since parking is off the camp site – however we pilled everything onto the kitchen and wheeled right in! We were excited to set up our awesome new tent (THANKS JACKS!!) and cook lunch. After lunch we took a little walk and explored our surroundings- the water was really gross, and ... read more
Thank you Jacks
Thank you Auntie Lisa
LA version of the Saco

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City March 12th 2013

Tomorrow we board the Heartland Flyer for our first train-treck to Fort Worth! We are looking forward to the ride and visiting the Stockyards area! We will only be able to stay one night, then back to OKC! Watch for updates tomorrow with pictures! Kenny... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City March 11th 2013

March 11, 2013 (Oklahoma City, OK) The DMEI Africa team will be a bit fragmented this year, with two of us going a few days early. Dr. Brad Farris and I will be leaving for Capetown via Johannesburg to attend the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa (OSSA) meeting with Dr. Jonathan Ponds. Following the meeting, we'll reunite with the medical team in Swaziland. For those of you who may want a refresher, this effort involves a medical team providing clinical care and academic exchange programs in the south African country of Swaziland . Sponsored by the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) , this trip supports the existing eye care infrastructure in the country with additional clinical care, educational exchanges and research. The focus this year will be to enhance the ... read more

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North America » United States » Oklahoma » Reydon March 7th 2013

For years I had heard about the Black Kettle Battleground near Cheyenne, OK. As I understood, this was a critical battle in the control of the Native Peoples as white men forced their way to the west. What I found is that I had not heard the full (real) story of the Battle of the Washita. After breakfast at the Noble House in Watonga, we headed west toward Cheyenne. The drive over was great - there was still snow piled in the ditches - the remnants of over 12 inches this area received last week. We were told that there were drifts of 6-9 feet! After pulling in to Cheyenne around 1 p.m., we quickly found the National Park Service's visitor center for the Washita National Battleground and the Black Kettle National Grasslands. The park ranger ... read more
Native Peoples Prayer Cloths
Slaughter of the Ponies
Antelope Hills

North America » United States » Oklahoma » El Reno March 6th 2013

Well, we ended up liking Roman Nose State Park so well, we decided to stay another night. We started the day on Tuesday with yummy omelettes at the Lodge restuarant, then on to Watonga to see what we could find. Visited a wonderful antique store downtown Watonga called Country Home Antiques and had a great visit with the proprietor, Rhonda, and her kitty cat. Lots of unusual antiques and gift items. Make sure you go by if you are an antique buff and in the area. After hitting a couple of other stores and, ofcourse, stocking up on Watonga cheese ( including our favorite cheese curds- Kenny calls them cheese turds), we decided to check out the town of Canton. As we entered the first store, Kenny reminded me about OKC taking the water recently from ... read more
My Geese Friends
Enjoying the Campfire
K & C Enjoy the Campfire

North America » United States » Oklahoma » El Reno March 5th 2013

Here we are on the road again. This trip is somewhat of a "forced journey" The reason - Storm's all inclusive warranty (think of it as health insurance for a motor home) will expire on March 15th. This is cricital why???? With all the different systems on a coach, there is always something to act a little goofy, or just outright break-down! Thus our current trip! We left OKC yesterday afternoon and headed west. Our first stop, as on all western trips, was the Cherokee Trading Post just west of El Reno on I-40. Most of us Oklahomans typically pass on by these "touristy" stops, but this one is really fun to walk around. They have some very impressive Native American works, as well as some really lame wares that were made somewhere overseas. Our overnight ... read more
Love By the Light of the Fire
Really Gnarly Trees
Lake View

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City January 27th 2013

We left Orlando early on Thursday headed back to OKC. Had a great afternoon and evening at Camp Gulf spending time on the white sand beach in Destin and enjoying the heated indoor pool and hot tub. Dinner was outside at the Whale's Tail, not known for it's seafood, but for the best view of the sunset around. Absolutely beautiful. We visited a Bonsai tree farm on the way to Destin, amazing! The oldest tiny tree was 103 years old. I had to buy a small one to try my luck. Friday on to Shreveport, LA to spend the night. We visited a National Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi ( spelled it out just to show you I could-ha), one of the largest battlegrounds of the Civil War. We arrived home late Saturday. Our neice, Kenda, and ... read more
Cynde Buys A Bonsai
Sunset in Destin

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City November 1st 2012

During fall break 2012, I went on a media tour to NYC with the University of Central Oklahoma mass communications department. While orignally I was drafted by two fellow students that would later drop out of the trip , I am glad I decided to take the trip. Experiencing New York for the first time was an incredible experience and I cannot wait to return. I usually judge a trip by how many pictures I forget to take because I am having a good time and how many souvenirs forget to buy. On this trip I returned with just a t-shirt for my daughter and a coffee cup. I also wish I would have taken more pictures. Our journey to the big city started at Will Rogers airport around 10:30 , many of us had met ... read more
Leaving OKC
Room View
Subway Ride




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